Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that a reward of up to $10,000 was being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individuals responsible for the October 7, 2009 armed robbery of the Sherwin-Williams Credit Union, located at 14700 South Myrtle Avenue in south suburban Harvey, Illinois.
The robbery took place during the early morning hours, when a credit union employee was confronted by two armed men outside her home as she was leaving to open the credit union for the day. She was handcuffed and forced to accompany the robbers to the credit union, while a third robber followed in another vehicle, described only as a white, four-door, mid-sized sedan.
Upon arriving at the credit union, the third robber waited outside acting as a lookout, while the other two demanded that she unlock the door and de-activate the alarm. Once inside, the robbers forced the kidnapped employee to open the vault, from which they took an undisclosed amount of cash. They then locked the employee in the basement of the credit union and fled in her vehicle, which was found abandoned a short distance away.
The three robbers were described only as black/males. Their identities were concealed as all three wore Halloween masks during the robbery. This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI and Harvey Police Department. Anyone recognizing these individuals or having any information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the Harvey Police Department at (708) 331-3030.
Additional information about this case and other unsolved bank robberies, including downloadable photographs, is available on the Bandit Tracker website, www.bandittrackerchicago.com.